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About Forward Cities Conference

Once a year, Forward Cities hosts a national conference to deepen connections, strengthen opportunities for collaboration, and advance our understanding and commitment to inclusive innovation and shared prosperity in our communities.

2019 Conference

Our annual conference attracts 200+ leaders from over forty cities from around the nation. It is an unparalleled, high-energy opportunity to make new connections and foster existing friendships within a robust learning environment. Every session is designed to provoke and provide practical ideas to advance inclusive innovation in your community. Field trips integrated into the experience allows opportunities to see cutting edge ideas in action and to explore the host city. This year’s conference is scheduled for Pittsburgh, June 12-14!

Registration coming soon!

Fall Conference: Miami, FL – November 2018

The fall conference attracted 200+ leaders from around the country and was designed to be an inspirational, hands-on experience. The fall 2018 conference was in Miami, FL November 7-9.

From Our Members

“The field trip provided a lot of context about the current state of growth in PHX and how it compares to my home city and others I have researched.”
“I loved having an opportunity to explore a new city, to see this innovative and sustainably focused project in action…it was great!”
“Wonderful to get out and SEE the city with locals.”
“Very inspiring”
“I found each session valuable”
“As a first timer, very substantive and informative”

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